Silly me, I forgot and foolishly posted--too soon--pictures of a photogenic Greek Orthodox monk working on a mosaic at a monastery in the desert.
Should have waited for today's Theme Day, where many City Daily Blog bloggers are showing their discoveries for "the creative artisan" theme.
Just a few days ago I was whining, "Oi, where am I going to find an artisan by April 30??"
Then, as if by miracle, there she was, setting up her table in the courtyard of Jerusalem's International YMCA, just for the days of the symposium on Green Pilgrimage.
She paints on glass!
See how when she raises the dish sun shines through and creates a stained glass effect?!
Enlarge the photos and see the process and the results.
Avigayle Adler invites people to bring in empty bottles and she will UPCYCLE them into colorful and beautiful objects.
And she creates and paints a lot more than bottles, as you can see here.
Avigayle was very gracious in talking to me as she worked.
It came as no surprise that she teaches too.
She's the director of the Open Studio "art-ventures for children and grownups."
Kids as young as 6 can join her Writers Workshop & Illustration once a week, in English even!
I believe she uses the Writing Workshop methods developed at Colombia University.
You can learn Jewish Papercutting as well.
More about artist Avigayle Adler at her website and on Facebook at Judaicuts.